TORONTO — Plaza Urban Residential Communities recently made a $10,000 contribution to St. Pius X Catholic School in Toronto’s west end to help build the first ever outdoor classroom in the city.
The new Plaza Outdoor Classroom will be built under four 15- to 20-year-old trees, with five large, hand-crafted wooden log benches for seating up to 30 children. It will be a landscaping project to be used year round by the community and the school’s 600 Junior kindergarten to Grade 8 students for future generations, states a release. Plaza will be launching the 2452 Bloor Street West Condos development in 2018, which is just steps from the school.
“It is our hope that we will be launching our new project in the area some time in 2018,” said Scott McLellan, senior vice-president of Plaza, in a statement. “Our commitment to this school is another example of Plaza’s philosophy of becoming a part of the communities in which we build.”